Product Announcement from Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components and Equipment Division
For many years, Hitachi has focused on what is termed "Ultimate Air Quality" the achievement of Oil-Free air, with a focus towards "Contaminant Free" air. "Merely having a compressor design that is devoid of oil from the compression stream is not enough. Our focus on the downstream air quality and possible contaminants serves to protect our customer's most valued production processes," noted Nitin G. Shanbhag, senior manager of the Hitachi Air Technology Group.
Continuing our focus to Ultimate Air Quality, Hitachi embarked upon a certification of ISO 8573-1:2001 Class 0 for the Hitachi DSP Series Oil Free Rotary Screw Compressor (15-240kW). To validate our findings for consumer knowledge, third party laboratory testing was contracted with a positive result to standards, which enables Hitachi to provide a variety of Innovative, Technologically Superior, and Value Oriented Product for our Customers.
The many design features of the DSP Series that contribute to this "Contaminant Free" Design include, but are not limited to:
- Patented Rotor Profile from Stainless Steel Rotors for Compression
- Exclusive development and usage of HX-18 PTFE Free Rotor Coatings to eliminate performance degradation and contribute to "Ultimate Air Quality"
- Patented Oil Mist Remover (OMR) to recapture gearcase mists and eliminate possibility for inlet contamination.
- Exclusive usage of Motorized Isolation Valve (MIV) on discharge to prevent re-entrainment of moisture and other contaminants into the compressor package.
Hitachi's DSP Series Oil-Free Screw Air Compressors are part of the Air Technology Group, which is based in Charlotte, NC. The Charlotte facility is the center for all Air Technology Group business operations, warehousing, and training for Distribution Partners and OEMs.
For more information, please visit www.hitachi-america.us/airtech.
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, electronic contract manufacturing services, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.
Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division supplies a broad range of Industrial Infrastructure products and services. The division markets sophisticated electrical and electronic industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food & beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2009 (ended March 31, 2010) consolidated revenues totaled 8,968 billion yen ($96.4 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.